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  • eBay Advance Search
    Using actual sales of sterling silver on eBay to estimate value
    We receive comments such as this frequently, "My sterling flatware set must be worth $XYZ.00 because I've seen it listed on eBay for this amount." Listing on eBay and actually selling are two quite different things.To develop a true...
  • $30 hot dog: Really expensive hot dogs are gone, man fired for steep prices
    $30 hot dog: Prices too high? Vendor fired for hot dog sales at very steep costs
    A $30 hot dog sounds absolutely outrageous, and apparently these very steep prices cost one New York hot dog vendor his job. The Tech Times reports this Sunday, May 24, 2015, that Ahmed Mohammed, a longtime vendor on the streets of the Big Apple,...
  • Sealed
    Sterling silver flatware sealed in original plastic - is it good as new?
    Ads appear from time to time on web sites like eBay and Craigslist for sterling silver flatware pieces "still sealed in original plastic sleeves". Does this mean the pieces are as good as new? Maybe not!The plastic sleeves are not...
  • Three reasons to fear the Montreal Canadiens
    Three reasons to fear the Montreal Canadiens
    As we get set to begin watching Stanley Cup hockey playoff action on Wednesday, April 15th of this year, here are three reasons why the storied Montreal Canadiens could very well host their 25th Stanley Cup.1 -- Carey Price. Best goal tender in...
  • 'Antiques Roadshow' $1m baseball cards: Massive find of history, baseball fans floored
    'Antiques Roadshow' $1m baseball cards: 'Insure it,' appraiser advises on set
    This Monday, "Antiques Roadshow" yielded a $1 million find in old baseball cards this week, which an appraiser advised her to insure immediately. The owner of the rare card collection, an elderly woman, was seen on television to be...
  • Silver plate flatware
    Silver plate flatware pricing at Scott's Antique Market
    A couple of weeks ago, I published some pictures of silver dealer booths at Scott's Antique Market show held monthly in Atlanta:Scott's Antique Market silver dealersWhile I walked around this huge show with over one hundred antique dealers...
  • Yukon Silver Flatware
    When "silver" is not really silver
    Recently, I've seen a flurry of items for sale on eBay that have names that would indicate some silver content but which have little or no silver metal actually in them. The picture accompanying this article is an example of a recent eBay item...
  • Scott's Antique Market silver dealers
    Scott's Antique Market silver dealers
    I've mentioned before that antique shows present an opportunity for buyers and/or sellers of silver items to see a number of dealers in one place. People looking to sell silver might gather several offers quickly. People looking to buy may be...
  • gas pump
    5 Tips for saving on gasoline
    Gasoline prices have been declining recently, which has been a nice development for motorists. However, paying at the pump can still be a significant expense. Here are a few tips for getting the best deals on gas when you need to fill up.-- Fill...
  • 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe now available
    2015 Hyundai Santa Fe now available
    On October 22, Hyundai Motor America announced that the 2015 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport offer more standard comfort and convenience equipment, including refinements to the steering and suspension systems. The base price of the 2015 Santa Fe Sport...
  • Gorham Chantilly Teaspoon
    Sterling silver flatware pieces with different weights
    We've mentioned several times the importance of understanding the length and width of sterling flatware pieces before buying. For example in "Measure that sterling fork or knife before buying", we discussed the fact that a pattern...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Windows tablet screen
    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 release date prompts Surface Pro 2 price drop
    Microsoft slashed the price of its Surface Pro 2 Windows 8 tablets, offering U.S. customers a savings discount of up to $200. As WPCentral reports (June 17), the 10.6-inch tablets are up for grabs at the Microsoft store starting at $799 for the...
  • Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices
    Once Again...Disneyland Raises Prices
    Disneyland is once again getting a little pricier. June 2012 marked the cost increase of a Disneyland ticket to $92 and now it has been announced that Disney is once again raising the cost of admission to $96. The price of parking has also been...
  • Netflix
    Netflix to increase streaming rate plan by $1
    Netflix, one of the top American providers of on-demand TV shows and movies, will be increasing its rate charges. Current members, however, will not see a change in price for some time, ComingSoon.net reports on Friday.The streaming internet...
  • Keith B Dixon Pro Photography
    2 reasons why you should work low paying photography jobs
    Essentially, anyone can make a photo it is really that simple now. All you need is a phone or some type of camera and you are on your way. Why would you hire someone to take pictures at your party or event when you have your own camera phone or...
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